There's something about chocolate and banana...such a good pair. I (or in this case R) make this recipe, from The Complete Canadian Living Cookbook, of banana chocolate chip muffins (see small variation at botton of picture, above, for muffin-specific directions; click to enlarge) about twice a year and it never fails me (or, rather, I never fail it).
Here are the ingredients and instructions below:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups of mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together bananas, butter, milk and eggs:
Pour flour mixture and stir just until blended.
Although the recipe says to add chocolate chips with the dry mixture, I add them at the end. This may result in me over-mixing my batter, but it still tastes good.
Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and tops are firm to the touch. Makes 12 muffins.
Because it's important for my muffins to be well-travelled, I took this one on the flight...Unfortunately, the only destination it made it to was R's stomach.